Category Archives for Indicators

Modified Chartmill Value Indicator (MCVI)

I read about this indicator in an article titled “The Chartmill Value Indicator,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities. The article was written by Dirk Vandycke. In the article, Vandycke introduced an interesting oscillator called the Chartmill Value Indicator (CVI). The following article explains the CVI formulas, […]

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The Deadly Double Divergence

Would you be interested in an indicator that has signaled ten market tops since 1966 without a single false signal?  I read about such an indicator in an article titled “Double Divergences in the Advance-Decline Line,” which appeared in the November 2013 issue of Active Trader.  The article was written by Charles Kirkpatrick. In the article, […]

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FRAMA – Is It Effective?

The Fractal Adaptive Moving Average aka FRAMA is a particularly clever indicator.  It uses the Fractal Dimension of stock prices to dynamically adjust its smoothing period.  In this post we will reveal how the FRAMA performs and if it is worthy of being included in your trading arsenal. To fully understand how the FRAMA works please read this […]

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Moving Averages – Simple vs. Exponential

In this round of testing we put the Simple (SMA), Exponential (EMA) and Double Exponential (D-EMA) Moving Averages through their paces to identify which is the best and what characteristics can be expected as the length of each average is adjusted. We tested Long and Short trades using Daily and Weekly data, taking End Of […]

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Best Stock Market Indicator Ever: Rises to 85%; Secondaries Are Negative

The $OEXA200R (the percentage of S&P 100 stocks above their 200 DMA) is a technical indicator available on StockCharts.com used to find the “sweet spot” time period in the market when you have the best chance of making money. The weekly charts below are current through the week’s close. Important Notice: As of June 17, the criteria […]

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Stochastic Oscillator (SO) – Test Results

The Stochastic Oscillator (SO) is a widely used momentum indicator. As part of the Technical Indicator Fight for Supremacy we have put it to the test through 16 different global markets~ (a total of 300 years data) to find out how well it works and what settings produce the best returns. First of all let’s establish how the market performs while […]

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Price-Volume Ratio Identifies Reversals

Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best.  Before market peaks, shares typically transition from strong (institutional) hands to weak (retail) hands.  Before market troughs, shares usually move from weak hands back into strong hands.  Both of these scenarios result in increased trading volume. Given this premise, I created a simple indicator based on the ratio […]

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Golden Cross – Which is the best?

The Golden Cross typically referrers to the crossing of the 50 and 200 Day Simple Moving Averages. When the shorter term average moves above the longer term average this is seen by many as the beginning of a sustained bullish period and vise versa. It is not wise however to risk your money in the […]

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Relative Strength Index (RSI) – Test Results

The RSI is a staple indicator of the technical analysis community but how good is it, really?  What are the best settings?  What does its trade profile look like?  Ask around and no one can tell you…  Does it not seem strange that so many traders can be using an indicator without solid data on its performance?  […]

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Combine Indicators to Identify High-Probability Reversals

I read about this indicator in an article titled “The DMI Stochastic,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities.  The article was written by Barbara Star.  In the article, Star combined two well-known technical indicators to create an innovative new tool that can be used to identify high-probability reversal […]

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